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    Just Because
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    Dynamic Drills

    Post by Just Because on Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:20 pm

    You may know them as warm up drills or something to that effective but can they be effective when done on their own? Say, in the morning and a workout in the afternoon?

    Any input or feedback would be appreciated

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    Re: Dynamic Drills

    Post by Yosh on Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:09 am

    When I was in high school, we used to do some short sprints, run backwards, walking lunges,
    bounding for height, bounding for distance, something we called "fast feet," and some skips. A couple
    times through with it and the blood would really be pumping.

    I don't know how beneficial it would be by themselves, but I don't think it would hurt. Maybe practicing some of the more explosive movements would train your fast twitch muscle fibers more than usual running/working out would.
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    Re: Dynamic Drills

    Post by mentle bentle on Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:15 am

    they're a form of plyometrics. They can always be benefitial as long as you do them at a fairly high intensity. (just going through the motions won't help you much)
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    Re: Dynamic Drills

    Post by Lindgren Runner on Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:17 am

    mentle bentle wrote:they're a form of plyometrics. They can always be benefitial as long as you do them at a fairly high intensity. (just going through the motions won't help you much)

    ah you beat me to it. He's right though, doing them for along period of time consistently will yield good results. Average distance runners can turn into great ones if they do plyo's. Look at the Ethiopians.
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    Re: Dynamic Drills

    Post by CT Track on Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:21 am

    Dynamic gets thrown around a lot so it's hard to tell exactly what you mean. Something many football teams are doing now are dynamic stretching, which is modeled after some track exercises that are similar. It is basically a series of stretches and warm ups done on the outside to warm up and stretch out the body before extreme physical exertion. Plyometrics are completely different.
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    Post by alex-likes-running on Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:28 am

    my team does like, butt kicks, high knees, skips, stuff like that. we dont take them very seriously , so im pretty sure we're not benifiting much from it.

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    Re: Dynamic Drills

    Post by Running With Scissors on Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:47 pm

    We do buttkicks, highknees, straigh leg, skip for hight, skip for distance, run backwards, ect.


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    Re: Dynamic Drills

    Post by Lily on Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:16 pm

    only the sprinters do drills at my school, for some reason our coach is under the impression that they aren't helpful for distance runners. sometimes i do them by myself.
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    Re: Dynamic Drills

    Post by Lindgren Runner on Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:33 pm

    Lily wrote:only the sprinters do drills at my school, for some reason our coach is under the impression that they aren't helpful for distance runners. sometimes i do them by myself.

    I'm glad you do it yourself. Maybe after you dominate a few races, you can tell your coach the secret to your greatness.

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    Re: Dynamic Drills

    Post by The Corrector on Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:05 am

    Lindgren Runner wrote:
    mentle bentle wrote:they're a form of plyometrics. They can always be benefitial as long as you do them at a fairly high intensity. (just going through the motions won't help you much)

    ah you beat me to it. He's right though, doing them for along period of time consistently will yield good results. Average distance runners can turn into great ones if they do plyo's. Look at the Ethiopians.

    False. They were not "average" to begin with. Unless you call sub 13 (males)/sub 15 (females) "average."
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    Re: Dynamic Drills

    Post by CT Track on Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:38 am

    Those Ethiopians are so nasty because they have the explosive strength to finish a 5k in 3 steps. THAT'S POWER.....


    Either way, it's only necessary to do warm ups for workouts. Just get blood flowing to the quads and calves and your body to recognize the motions.

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